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Trade Association Advocacy and the Political Conventions

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Here’s the Washington Post story. Well it’s here, the two weeks every four years when the political parties hold their nominating conventions. In DC shorthand it’s referred to as “Cleveland” or “Philadelphia” as in “are you going to Cleveland?”.

Advice for New Lawyers

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We were speaking as The Washington Pos t reported merger talks between Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders. The Washington, D.C. And by participating in the Washington program they’re growing their network.

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Both men visited Washington, D.C. “Granddaddy” and “Dad” visited Washington as part of an “Honor Flight” from Mobile, Alabama. Granddaddy Cox” was one of the South Alabama veterans flown to Washington for ceremonies in their honor.

What Does the Sale of The Washington Post Mean to Your Association?

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I’ve been thinking about what Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post means for trade associations? We’re just back from a great family vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Take a Vacation From Email

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Pool and Barn/Gym at High Meadow Farm, Washington Depo, CT. The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depo, Connecticut. Last summer a client that I really respect apologized for not responding to an email message more quickly.

McLean’s Most Generous Resident?

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Yesterday’s Washington Post column by Robert McCartney highlighted the charitable contributions of William E. Rubenstein’s charity is more high profile, like pledging to repair the Washington Monument. William Conway in Forbes. Conway, Jr. Bill Conway is Co-chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the DC private equity firm, the Carlyle Group. We hear quite a bit about Conway’s partner, David Rubenstein, who is currently on the cover of Forbes.

The Best Books for Association Executives

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Washington, D.C. It’s the time of year when booksellers tell us what books make good gifts for certain categories of readers. It made me wonder if there was a list of the best books for association executives? Somewhat surprisingly, I couldn’t find one.

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Verto Solutions, ASAE & the Association Management Advantage

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Verto Solutions , a Washington, D.C.-based Association management is in the spotlight again. ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership just published a special supplement to Associations Now that focuses on the advantages of association management.

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Speaking to Alabama Law Students about the Association World

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The discussion is next week at the Washington offices of Hogan Lovells. Partner Mike House is the organizer of Alabama’s government relations program that brings students to Washington for a semester to work and study. courtesy of [link].

Marketing Resources for Associations and Small Businesses

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Washington Smart CEO has a guest column in the September issue by Lisa Dezzutti , CEO of Market Connections, Inc. Here are some good marketing resources for your association or professional services firm.

Catering and Innovation – Main Event

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There’s a fascinating feature in the current Washington Business Journal about gourmet catering and small business innovation.

ASAE Rocks and Cowboy, is that a Big Screen!

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I’m just back from a few days in Dallas where I gave a speech at an amazing ASAE Annual Meeting and Exhibition. ASAE included all of the critical elements of a good meeting: fun networking events, good content, and excellent organization and logistics.


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This article reminded me of research done by Melissa Musiker, VP with APCO Worldwide in Washington, D.C. There’s a fascinating article on the last page of the recent Food Technology , the monthly magazine of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD


Ben Martin, CAE, of Online Community Results and I are helping them kick off the CMAD Washington, DC event. Beekeeper Group (1331 G Street NW, First Floor, Washington, DC 20005) . The Laughing Man Tavern (1306 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Reeling in the Big Kahuna - Washington DC Association Consultant

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Ah, the sales ‘go round’… I’ve attended meetings for years now where we sit around the table with association people who are NOT in sales or the business development area.

Association Labs – Episode 48: Surefire Sales Strategies for Association CEOs - Washington DC Association Consultant

The Moery Company

Increasingly, host JP Moery is finding association chief executives becoming more active in the fundraising programs of their organizations. Possibly prompted by some recent rumblings from their Board – “Where’s the growth? We need additional revenue to fulfill our mission.”

The Washington Post Ombudsman's Parting Suggestion? No More Anonymous Comments

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As a daily subscriber to the Washington Post , a former guest blogger. There's no reason the Washington Post--or any online forum, for that. for the Post, and a community manager, I was very interested in the number one suggestion outlined in Patrick Pexton's farewell column. Pexton was ombudsman for the Post for the past two years--a position. that, to me, has a lot in common with community manager. The thing he. cited as the number one complaint he received during his tenure as.

Association Labs – Episode 52: Tackling the #1 Sales Objection - Washington DC Association Consultant

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“We just don’t have the budget…” I hear this sales objection every day, says Host JP Moery. This rebuttal will always be the one to come up because it works. It’s effective with sales folks who don’t know how to overcome it.”

Four Become One: Fruit Associations Merge Operations in Washington

Associations Now

In an effort to consolidate operations and create a single voice for their industry, four associations joined forces and formed the Washington State Tree Fruit Association earlier this month. The Washington State Horticultural Association was more than 100 years old.

Governors to Washington: End the Gridlock

Associations Now

” The National Governors Association’s executive committee met with President Obama this week, and the group has a message for lawmakers in Washington: Partisan gridlock is preventing governors from doing more to help their states.

Why Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post is great for associations

Vanguard Tech

This week’s announcement that founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post is big news here in the nation’s capital. Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post shows there is a bright future for associations… if they heed the lessons and adapt.

Association Labs – Episode 49: Are You Really “Showing Up”? - Washington DC Association Consultant

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Host JP Moery had the opportunity to return to his high school in Hennessey, Oklahoma to present at a career day event. His speech to a group of teenagers turned into a self-reflective essay on his own career navigation and what really matters in business.

3 Poorly Kept Secrets for a Big 4th Quarter - Washington DC Association Consultant

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I’m fired up for a big…massive Q4. Can I have an amen? Here are 3 quick items, which may make it more possible for you. 1) First, if your data sucks – the sales team can’t work miracles.

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5 Cool Things Associations Are Doing at Meetings and Events

Aaron Wolowiec

In April, the Washington Restaurant Association outfitted its onsite staff with Google Glass to provide a live video feed of the event. This month’s guest blog post is by Samantha Whitehorne, deputy editor for Associations Now. Contact Whitehorne at

Association Labs – Episode 50: Just Make the Call! - Washington DC Association Consultant

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Host JP Moery completely embraces digital communication. He says, “Email has transformed our business communications enabling us to cover more ground and respond with lightning speed – It’s unbelievable.”

Association Labs – Episode 51: Life Hacks to Boost Productivity and Success in Business - Washington DC Association Consultant

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“When are my best days in the office?” ” Host JP Moery riffs on this question in his recent podcast, offering personal suggestions from getting your blood pumping through a great morning work out to ensuring full and effective scheduling of your day.

Join Us: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book Events in Washington, DC

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Next week, KD Paine and I will be doing several public events in Washington, DC and online. Please join us! October 23, 2012 at 10 am PST/1:00 PM EST. Workshop: Washington, DC Foundation Center.

Online Lenders Working to Find Advocacy Footing in Washington

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In comments to The New York Times , Hoopes noted that the group planned “to create an association in Washington that represents online lenders that are consumer-friendly and that adhere to the highest possible standards of disclosure, transparency and fair pricing.”

How to Navigate the World Today - Washington DC Association Consultant

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There are terrible things going on in the world. But tragic events have always been an unfortunate part of a world occupied by the human race. But, I sincerely think these heartbreaking moments are part of God’s plan.

Are You on the Same Page? - Washington DC Association Consultant

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The #1 reason client relationships tank is you’re often not on the same page. Typically, goals and expectation are not clearly defined at the outset. When the deal is signed, you’re often so excited – this key conversation is often missed.

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Mizz Information: What Does a Washington Post Blogger Resigning.

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What Does a Washington Post Blogger Resigning Say About the State of Digital Publishing? While reading Sundays Washington Post , I came across the headline " The Post fails a young blogger." Mizz Information. Monday, April 23, 2012. This should be interesting, I thought, and read it. It was not only interesting but scarily familiar to me. The article describes how the Post blogger responsible for blogPost just resigned because of the no-win nature of her job.

Washington Hospitality Association Launches After Year-Long Merger

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Over the last year, the Washington Restaurant and Lodging Associations have been operating together, though independently. The post Washington Hospitality Association Launches After Year-Long Merger appeared first on Associations Now

Highly Contested GMO Labeling Measure Trails in Washington State

Associations Now

Closely watched after the ballot initiative racked up a huge number of campaign contributions on both sides of the issue, grocery and biotech groups are claiming victory against a Washington state effort to label genetically modified foods.

Amid NSA Scandal, Tech Companies Get Closer to Washington

Associations Now

According to a report from The Hill , tech bigwigs such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple increased their spending on lobbying, as new trade groups like the Internet Association burnished their presences in Washington.

GMO Labeling Battle Gets Fresh Kick-Start in Washington

Associations Now

While efforts to pass GMO labeling laws have failed in California and Washington state, fresh pushes are already underway in other states, including Colorado and Oregon. The post GMO Labeling Battle Gets Fresh Kick-Start in Washington appeared first on Associations Now

Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC in June #NCVS

Beth Kanter's Blog

Next month, I will be traveling to Washington, DC for the NCVS Conference and can’t wait. Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC #NCVS guest post by Michelle Nunn.

Selling Memberships – the Moery Way - Washington DC Association Consultant

The Moery Company

My blogs typically focus on membership and sponsorship growth strategies and tactics to run your organization better, but for a change – I really want to break down how we sell association memberships at The Moery Company. This might be helpful to you.

India and China Market Opportunities Highlighted at ASAE.


Two popular sessions focusing on the market potential of India and China drew large audiences of association executives this week at the ASAE International Conference 2012 in Washington DC.

Can you really motivate association staff?

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jamienotter ASAE association professionals Association CEOs association executives Miami Dolphins SCD Group Washington NationalsJamie Notter posted a great piece this week on culture headlined Why Successful Companies Are Okay with People Leaving.